Taipei, July 14 (CNA) Migrant workers in Taoyuan can now sign up for free Chinese, English, and other life skill classes, with registration (available here) open until July 25, the city’s Department of Labor announced this week.
The Taoyuan City Government Migrant Workers Academy program, co-organized with the National Taiwan Sport University, is completely free of charge and offers Mandarin Chinese conversation and English conversation courses, as well as classes on cooking and financial literacy, the labor department said in a statement Wednesday.
The Mandarin Chinese conversation and English conversation courses will be composed of six four-hour sessions taught by bilingual instructors, with a focus on everyday conversation, the labor department said.
Meanwhile, the financial literacy classes will be composed of four hours covering things such as how to open a bank account, exchange foreign currency, and manage personal finances.
The food and life skills classes, meanwhile, will be composed of 15 3-hour classes on Taiwanese cuisine, general cooking, and other life skills.
For those interested in the program, registration needs to be completed online by July 25, after which times, and locations of the courses and classes will be confirmed, the labor department said.
The dates, locations, and times will be decided on depending on the number of people registering for a particular course or class, the labor department said.
Employers and brokers are encouraged to help promote the program and assist migrant workers in signing up, the labor department said.
Queries can be made to National Taiwan Sport University on (03)328-3201 extension: 8576 or 8577.
There was a total of 115,557 migrant workers in Taoyuan at the end of May, according to Ministry of Labor data.
(By William Yen)


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